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Dame Shirley Bassey To Make Special Appearance At The Oscars - Her First Ever!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2013 12:22 PM
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It makes sense, since this year's Oscars will pay tribute to 50 years of James Bond films; Shirley Bassey recorded theme songs for 3 of them - Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

Viola Davis Says Her Maid Playing Days Are Over

  • By Sergio
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  • February 8, 2013 11:09 AM
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In a recent interview this week on CNN, promoting her new film Beautiful Creatures (out next Friday), actress Viola Davis said that, while playing a maid in The Help was great, she has no intention of ever playing a maid again.

Watch Great-Looking Trailer For Kibwe Tavares' Sundance 2013 Magical Short Film 'Jonah'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2013 10:58 AM
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I missed this completely when I scrubbed the Sundance Film Festival 2013 selections list last month; I don't know how, since the filmmaker who has been written about a few times on this blog.

'Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution' (Historical Fashion Showdown) On VOD Feb 12

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 8, 2013 10:32 AM
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It's been announced that the documentary from Coffee Bluff Pictures titled Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution, about the legendary 1973 fashion showdown between the French and Americans, fittingly nicknamed the “Battle of Versailles,"will become available on almost all home video platforms (iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, VOD and DVD) on February 12.

There's 'Greatness' In Brand New Poster For Jackie Robinson Biopic '42'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 9:16 PM
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WB set an official release date of April 12, 2013 for 42, its Jackie Robinson biopic that Brian Helgeland directed for Legendary Pictures.

Watch Nigerian Musical Short 'Yoruba E Ronu' Directed By Tunde Kelani

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 7:19 PM
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Check out this Yoruba musical short film directed by Tunde Kelani (a name that has come up a lot on this blog lately, in part because he's developing his next feature - an adaptation of a novel titled Dazzling Mirage).

10 Feature Films You Should See At The 2013 Pan African Film Festival (February 7 - 18)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 3:54 PM
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Poland's African Diaspora Film Festival Call For Entries (Compensation For Selected Films)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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Yes, we are repped all over the world, even in Poland.

Tosh Gitonga's 'Nairobi Half Life' Is Coming To 100 Theaters In The USA In March (Details)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 2:03 PM
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I still haven't seen the Kenyan crime drama, Nairobi Half Life, from director David Tosh Gitonga, which was Kenya's selection for the Best Foreign Language Oscar category, making it just the second film from Kenya to be entered into the race; the first was 2008's Heart of Fire, a Kenyan/German co-production about civil war in Eritrea. However, despite the entry, the film didn't make the short list of final nominations by the Academy for the 2009 Awards, and neither did Gitonga's much-buzzed about film.

Watch 'Occupy Nigeria' Documentary 'Fueling Poverty' Feat. Wole Soyinka, Seun Kuti, Others

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 7, 2013 1:17 PM
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